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Gration Early Origins



The surname Gration was first found in Yorkshire, where the name first appeared in the early 14th century. The name Gration is an unusual combination of an occupational name and a patronymic. The suffix indicates that it identifies the bearer by his father. Most patronymics refer to the father's first name, such as "Johnson." This name however, refers to the father's occupation, coming from the old Norse word "greifi," meaning "steward." The name Gration therefore, was given to the son of a steward.

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Gration Spelling Variations


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Gration Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Graveson, Grayson, Grason, Grayshan, Grayshon, Gration, Graveston, Grayston, Graystone, Graiveson, Grayfson and many more.

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Gration Early History


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Gration Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gration research. Another 297 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1332, 1381, and 1426 are included under the topic Early Gration History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gration Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gration Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gration Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gration Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Harriet Gration, aged 22, who landed in America from Oldham, Eng., in 1905
  • Michael Gration, aged 43, who emigrated to America, in 1920
  • Alexander Geroge Gration, aged 31, who landed in America from Overton, England, in 1920
  • Arthur James Gration, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Nottingham, England, in 1923
  • Dorothy Louisa Gration, aged 33, who settled in America from Nottingham, England, in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gration (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gration (post 1700)



  • Jonathan Scott Gration, retired Major General of the United States Air Force, recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart
  • Harry Gration (b. 1950), English television presenter
  • Air Marshal Ian Barrington "Barry" Gration AO, AFC (b. 1936), senior officer in the Royal Australian Air Force, Chief of the Air Staff (1992 to 1994)
  • General Peter Courtney Gration AC, OBE (b. 1932), Australian officer, Chief of the General Staff and Chief of the Defence Force

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Gration Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gration Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 26 January 2014 at 07:46.

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